Employee and Labour Relations Advisor * Please note the extension of the closing date*

NSERC - Ottawa, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

Equivalent to PE-03 for employees of the Public Service.

Deployment will be considered first for employees at (or equivalent) level. If no right-fit candidate is identified, then employees of other groups and levels will be assessed.

Secondment or opportunity to participate through the Interchange Canada Program.

The results of this competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions within the Human Resources Division.

Work Environment:
If you are looking for a dynamic and stimulating work environment, a team of dedicated people with whom you will enjoy working, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Human Resources Division is the place for you!

With its exciting challenges, SSHRC offers opportunities for people who like to get things moving, who are willing to demonstrate their skills, professionalism and desire to create a pleasant work environment while building personal relationships with the people.

In addition to the excellent benefits provided by the federal government, you will enjoy a work-life balance, offices in the heart of Ottawa's business district and access to a range of services: public transit, On-site parking for cars and bicycles, daycare in the building, fitness center, restaurants, showers and more!

If you are interested in joining our team and you believe you meet the qualifications, please send us your application!

Intent of the process:
The intent of this advertisement is to fill one (1) position on an indeterminate basis, and to establish a pool of partially qualified and qualified candidates that may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures within the Human Resources Division over the next twelve months, following the results of the competition.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of education, either a diploma or an official transcript.

A written examination and an interview may be administered.

Reference checks will be administered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. The cover letter should not exceed two (2) pages (8.5X11; 11 point font; normal margins). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the screening criteria (Education and Experience) will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

We are committed to being an employer of choice by offering a progressive, positive and flexible work environment. We value our contribution to Canada and are proud of our reputation for supporting research excellence.

Job Summary

Provide professional advice and support to management and employees and develop strategies, programs and policies for effective management of the Labour Relations programs for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Statement of Qualifications

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labor or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or an acceptable combination of education, experience or training relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


Recent* and significant** experience working in Labour Relations;
Experience providing strategic advice and recommendations to all levels of management including senior management*** in all aspects of labour relations including but not limited to: discipline, performance, behaviour management, disability management, accommodation, conflict of interest and other conflict situations;
Experience providing interpretation of collective agreements, policies, directives, and procedures;
Experience in providing advice and support with regard to labour relations matters
Experience interacting and working in collaboration with bargaining agent representatives.

Experience participating in Labour-Management committee meetings considered an asset.

  • Recent is defined by experience within the last three years .
**Significant experience will be evaluated according to the range of labour relations services and their relevance. This experience is normally acquired during a period of two (2) years.
***Senior management is defined as Director level and above.


Knowledge of current and emerging labour relations trends and issues, policies and practices.
In-depth knowledge of the principles governing labour relations.
In-depth knowledge of relevant acts, regulations, codes and jurisprudence related to labour relations disciplines.

Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety framework considered an asset.


Ability to analyze complex issues and provide strategic advice related to human resources impacts;
Ability to work effectively in a team and autonomously to manage tight deadlines and multiple priorities;
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, tact and a high degree of confidentiality ;
Ability to effectively communicate orally;
Ability to effectively communicate in writing;
Ability facilitate conversation or group discussion;
Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with stakeholders, partners, clients and management of all levels.

Personal Suitability

Thinking Things Through
Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
Working Effectively with Others
Integrity and Respect
Client Service Orientation

Condition(s) of Employment

Security Clearance: Secret Level II

In their application, candidates must fully demonstrate that they have all of the required qualifications.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us in a timely fashion, of any accommodation assistance you require to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Organizational Needs

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.